Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Mexico: Notice of Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 39659-39661 [E6-11061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 134 / Thursday, July 13, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (IF) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. Steel products to be included in the scope of this agreement, regardless of HTSUS definitions, are products in which: (1) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent of less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds certain specified quantities. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, 7211.19.75.90, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Certain hot– rolled flat–rolled carbon–quality steel covered by this agreement, including vacuum degassed and fully stabilized, high strength low alloy, and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under tariff numbers 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and CBP purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Rescission of Review On May 4 and May 17, 2006, respectively, both CSN and CST informed the Department that they did not ship hot–rolled steel to the United States during the POR, and requested that we rescind the administrative VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:46 Jul 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 review. On June 2, 2006, the Department conducted an internal customs data query using the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial System (ACS). On June 5, 2006, the Department invited Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, counsel for Nucor, to submit comments regarding the Department’s intention to rescind the review with regard to CSN and CST. Furthermore, we sent a no–shipments inquiry to CBP on June 16, 2006. The Department did not receive comments from Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP regarding our intention to rescind the review with regard to CSN and CST. Additionally, the Department found no entries from either CSN or CST based on our internal customs query and our no– shipments inquiry sent to CBP. Accordingly, the Department has found no evidence that CSN or CST had any entries of hot–rolled steel during the POR. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review, in whole or with respect to a particular exporter or producer, if the Secretary concludes that, during the period covered by the review, there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. Because the evidence on the record shows that there were no entries of hot– rolled steel made by CSN or CST during the POR, the Department is rescinding this review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP within 15 days of publication of this notice. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 6, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11058 Filed 7–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–827] Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Mexico: Notice of Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39659 SUMMARY: We have determined that the antidumping duty administrative review of Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (‘‘TAMSA’’) should be rescinded. DATES: Effective Date: July 13, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or George McMahon, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5075, or (202) 482–1167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (‘‘SLP’’) from Mexico, for the period August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Notice of Opportunity to Request an Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 44085 (August 1, 2005). On August 31, 2005, we received a request from the petitioner 1 to review TAMSA. On September 28, 2005, we published the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to TAMSA. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On October 27, 2005, TAMSA submitted a letter certifying that neither TAMSA, nor its U.S. affiliate, Tenaris Global Services USA (‘‘Tenaris’’), directly or indirectly, exported or sold for consumption in the United States any subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). On April 3, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register, Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Rescind Administrative Review, 71 FR 16556 (April 3, 2006) (‘‘Notice of Intent to Rescind’’), and invited comments from interested parties. The Department did not receive comments from any interested party. Scope of the Order The products covered are large diameter seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes produced, or 1 The petitioner is United States Steel Corporation. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 39660 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 134 / Thursday, July 13, 2006 / Notices equivalent, to the American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A– 334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A–795, and the American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. The scope of this order also includes all other products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. Specifically included within the scope of this order are seamless pipes greater than 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) up to and including 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wallthickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish. The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable under the subheadings 7304.10.10.30, 7304.10.10.45, 7304.10.10.60, 7304.10.50.50, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, and 7304.59.80.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Large diameter seamless pipe is used primarily for line applications such as oil, gas, or water pipeline, or utility distribution systems. Seamless pressure pipes are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures and temperatures and may be subject to the application of external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A–106 standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, at various American Society of Mechanical Engineers (‘‘ASME’’) code stress levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM A–335 standard must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for ASTM A–106. Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A– 106 standard. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:46 Jul 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A–53 specification and generally are not intended for high temperature service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes (depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. If exceptionally low temperature uses or conditions are anticipated, standard pipe may be manufactured to ASTM A–333 or ASTM A–334 specifications. Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and natural gas or other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are produced to the API 5L specification. Seamless water well pipe (ASTM A– 589) and seamless galvanized pipe for fire protection uses (ASTM A–795) are used for the conveyance of water. Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A–106, ASTM A–53, API 5L–B, and API 5L–X42 specifications. To avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers typically triple or quadruple certify the pipes by meeting the metallurgical requirements and performing the required tests pursuant to the respective specifications. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all customers. The primary application of ASTM A– 106 pressure pipes and triple or quadruple certified pipes in large diameters is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. A more minor application for large diameter seamless pipes is for use in pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants, and chemical plants, as well as in power generation plants and in some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. These applications constitute the majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM A–106 pipes may be used in some boiler applications. The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the physical parameters described above and produced to one of the specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below, whether or not also certified to a non-covered specification. Standard, line, and pressure PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applications and the above-listed specifications are defining characteristics of the scope of this review. Therefore, seamless pipes meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A– 334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A–795, and API 5L specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, line, or pressure application, with the exception of the specific exclusions discussed below. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in ASTM A– 106 applications. These specifications generally include ASTM A–161, ASTM A–192, ASTM A–210, ASTM A–252, ASTM A–501, ASTM A–523, ASTM A– 524, and ASTM A–618. When such pipes are used in a standard, line, or pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the scope of this order. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are: A. Boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A– 589, ASTM A–795, and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications. B. Finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’), if covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. C. Products produced to the A–335 specification unless they are used in an application that would normally utilize ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A– 333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A–795, and API 5L specifications. D. Line and riser pipe for deepwater application, i.e., line and riser pipe that is (1) used in a deepwater application, which means for use in water depths of 1,500 feet or more; (2) intended for use in and is actually used for a specific deepwater project; (3) rated for a specified minimum yield strength of not less than 60,000 psi; and (4) not identified or certified through the use of a monogram, stencil, or otherwise marked with an API specification (e.g., ‘‘API 5L’’). With regard to the excluded products listed above, the Department will not instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require end-use certification until such time as E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 134 / Thursday, July 13, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES petitioner or other interested parties provide to the Department a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that the products are being utilized in a covered application. If such information is provided, the Department will require end-use certification only for the product(s) (or specification(s)) for which evidence is provided that such products are being used in a covered application as described above. For example, if, based on evidence provided by petitioner, the Department finds a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that seamless pipe produced to the A– 335 specification is being used in an A– 106 application, it will require end-use certifications for imports of that specification. Normally, the Department will require only the importer of record to certify to the end-use of the imported merchandise. If it later proves necessary for adequate implementation, the Department may also require producers who export such products to the United States to provide such certification on invoices accompanying shipments to the United States. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive. Rescission of Administrative Review On April 3, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register its intent to rescind the administrative review. See Notice of Intent to Rescind, 71 FR 16556. In that notice we stated that, based on our shipment data query and examination of entry documents (see Memorandum dated November 9, 2005, entitled ‘‘Memorandum to File: Internal Customs Data Query’’), we should treat TAMSA as a non-shipper and, in accordance with section 351.213(d)(3) of the Department’s regulations, rescind this review. We invited interested parties to comment on our intent to rescind the administrative review. No comments were submitted. Consequently, the Department continues to treat TAMSA as a nonshipper for the purpose of this review. Therefore, in accordance with section 351.213(d)(3) of the Department’s regulations, and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review because TAMSA was the only company for which a review was requested and we have determined that TAMSA did not have entries of subject merchandise manufactured, produced or exported by TAMSA during the POR. See, e.g., Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 66 FR 45005 (August 27, 2001). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:46 Jul 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 We are issuing this notice in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(4) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and section 351.213(d) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: July 7, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11061 Filed 7–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–122–838 Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Taiga Building Products Ltd., the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: July 13, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Saliha Loucif or Constance Handley, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1779 or (202) 482– 0631, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 22, 2002, the Department issued the antidumping duty order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada, 67 FR 36067 (May 22, 2002). On June 14, 2006, Taiga Building Products Ltd. requested that the Department of Commerce (the Department) conduct a changed circumstances review, stating that it changed its name to Taiga Building Products Ltd. from Taiga Forest Products on January 6, 2006, and providing supporting documentation. In accordance with sections 351.216 and 351.221of the Department’s regulations, the Department is initiating this review to confirm whether Taiga Building PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39661 Products Ltd. is the successor–ininterest to Taiga Forest Products. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are softwood lumber, flooring and siding (softwood lumber products). Softwood lumber products include all products classified under subheadings 4407.1000, 4409.1010, 4409.1090, and 4409.1020, respectively, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), and any softwood lumber, flooring and siding described below. These softwood lumber products include: (1) Coniferous wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or finger–jointed, of a thickness exceeding six millimeters; (2) Coniferous wood siding (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rabbeted, chamfered, v– jointed, beaded, molded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or finger–jointed; (3) Other coniferous wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rabbeted, chamfered, v– jointed, beaded, molded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges or faces (other than wood mouldings and wood dowel rods) whether or not planed, sanded or finger– jointed; and (4) Coniferous wood flooring (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rabbeted, chamfered, v– jointed, beaded, molded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or finger–jointed. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. As specifically stated in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying the Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 67 FR 15539 (April 2, 2002) (see comment 53, item D, page 116, and comment 57, item B–7, page 126), available at www.ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, drilled and notched lumber and angle cut lumber are covered by the scope of this order. The following softwood lumber products are excluded from the scope of E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-827]


Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe From Mexico: Notice of Final Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: We have determined that the antidumping duty administrative 
review of Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (``TAMSA'') should be 
rescinded.

DATES: Effective Date: July 13, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or George McMahon, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
5075, or (202) 482-1167, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
published in the Federal Register the notice of ``Opportunity to 
Request Administrative Review'' of the antidumping duty order on 
certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and 
pressure pipe (``SLP'') from Mexico, for the period August 1, 2004, 
through July 31, 2005. See Notice of Opportunity to Request an 
Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, 
Finding, or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 44085 (August 1, 2005).
    On August 31, 2005, we received a request from the petitioner \1\ 
to review TAMSA. On September 28, 2005, we published the notice of 
initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect 
to TAMSA. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 
(September 28, 2005). On October 27, 2005, TAMSA submitted a letter 
certifying that neither TAMSA, nor its U.S. affiliate, Tenaris Global 
Services USA (``Tenaris''), directly or indirectly, exported or sold 
for consumption in the United States any subject merchandise during the 
period of review (``POR'').
    On April 3, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register, 
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and 
Pressure Pipe from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Rescind Administrative 
Review, 71 FR 16556 (April 3, 2006) (``Notice of Intent to Rescind''), 
and invited comments from interested parties. The Department did not 
receive comments from any interested party.
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    \1\ The petitioner is United States Steel Corporation.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered are large diameter seamless carbon and alloy 
(other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes 
produced, or

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equivalent, to the American Society for Testing and Materials 
(``ASTM'') A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM 
A-795, and the American Petroleum Institute (``API'') 5L specifications 
and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of 
application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. The 
scope of this order also includes all other products used in standard, 
line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters 
described below, regardless of specification, with the exception of the 
exclusions discussed below. Specifically included within the scope of 
this order are seamless pipes greater than 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) up to 
and including 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of 
wall-thickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end 
finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and 
coupled), or surface finish.
    The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable 
under the subheadings 7304.10.10.30, 7304.10.10.45, 7304.10.10.60, 
7304.10.50.50, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 
7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 
7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.51.50.60, 
7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 
7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 
7304.59.80.65, and 7304.59.80.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (``HTSUS'').
    Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Large diameter seamless 
pipe is used primarily for line applications such as oil, gas, or water 
pipeline, or utility distribution systems. Seamless pressure pipes are 
intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, 
oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in industrial 
piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures 
and temperatures and may be subject to the application of external 
heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A-106 
standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, 
at various American Society of Mechanical Engineers (``ASME'') code 
stress levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM A-335 standard must be used if 
temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for ASTM A-106. 
Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced 
to the ASTM A-106 standard.
    Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A-53 
specification and generally are not intended for high temperature 
service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure 
conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and 
gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, 
automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes 
(depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures 
but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. If exceptionally 
low temperature uses or conditions are anticipated, standard pipe may 
be manufactured to ASTM A-333 or ASTM A-334 specifications.
    Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and 
natural gas or other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are 
produced to the API 5L specification.
    Seamless water well pipe (ASTM A-589) and seamless galvanized pipe 
for fire protection uses (ASTM A-795) are used for the conveyance of 
water.
    Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A-
106, ASTM A-53, API 5L-B, and API 5L-X42 specifications. To avoid 
maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, 
manufacturers typically triple or quadruple certify the pipes by 
meeting the metallurgical requirements and performing the required 
tests pursuant to the respective specifications. Since distributors 
sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a 
single inventory to service all customers.
    The primary application of ASTM A-106 pressure pipes and triple or 
quadruple certified pipes in large diameters is for use as oil and gas 
distribution lines for commercial applications. A more minor 
application for large diameter seamless pipes is for use in pressure 
piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants, and chemical 
plants, as well as in power generation plants and in some oil field 
uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, gathering 
lines and metering runs. These applications constitute the majority of 
the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM A-106 pipes 
may be used in some boiler applications.
    The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the 
physical parameters described above and produced to one of the 
specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the 
exception of the exclusions discussed below, whether or not also 
certified to a non-covered specification. Standard, line, and pressure 
applications and the above-listed specifications are defining 
characteristics of the scope of this review. Therefore, seamless pipes 
meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM A-
53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, and API 
5L specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, line, or 
pressure application, with the exception of the specific exclusions 
discussed below.
    For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe 
which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be 
used in ASTM A-106 applications. These specifications generally include 
ASTM A-161, ASTM A-192, ASTM A-210, ASTM A-252, ASTM A-501, ASTM A-523, 
ASTM A-524, and ASTM A-618. When such pipes are used in a standard, 
line, or pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the 
scope of this order.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are:
    A. Boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not 
produced to ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, 
ASTM A-795, and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, 
line, or pressure pipe applications.
    B. Finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods (``OCTG''), if 
covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same 
country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished 
OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure 
applications.
    C. Products produced to the A-335 specification unless they are 
used in an application that would normally utilize ASTM A-53, ASTM A-
106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, and API 5L 
specifications.
    D. Line and riser pipe for deepwater application, i.e., line and 
riser pipe that is (1) used in a deepwater application, which means for 
use in water depths of 1,500 feet or more; (2) intended for use in and 
is actually used for a specific deepwater project; (3) rated for a 
specified minimum yield strength of not less than 60,000 psi; and (4) 
not identified or certified through the use of a monogram, stencil, or 
otherwise marked with an API specification (e.g., ``API 5L'').
    With regard to the excluded products listed above, the Department 
will not instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require end-use 
certification until such time as

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petitioner or other interested parties provide to the Department a 
reasonable basis to believe or suspect that the products are being 
utilized in a covered application. If such information is provided, the 
Department will require end-use certification only for the product(s) 
(or specification(s)) for which evidence is provided that such products 
are being used in a covered application as described above. For 
example, if, based on evidence provided by petitioner, the Department 
finds a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that seamless pipe 
produced to the A-335 specification is being used in an A-106 
application, it will require end-use certifications for imports of that 
specification. Normally, the Department will require only the importer 
of record to certify to the end-use of the imported merchandise. If it 
later proves necessary for adequate implementation, the Department may 
also require producers who export such products to the United States to 
provide such certification on invoices accompanying shipments to the 
United States.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to 
this scope is dispositive.

Rescission of Administrative Review

    On April 3, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register 
its intent to rescind the administrative review. See Notice of Intent 
to Rescind, 71 FR 16556. In that notice we stated that, based on our 
shipment data query and examination of entry documents (see Memorandum 
dated November 9, 2005, entitled ``Memorandum to File: Internal Customs 
Data Query''), we should treat TAMSA as a non-shipper and, in 
accordance with section 351.213(d)(3) of the Department's regulations, 
rescind this review. We invited interested parties to comment on our 
intent to rescind the administrative review. No comments were 
submitted.
    Consequently, the Department continues to treat TAMSA as a non-
shipper for the purpose of this review. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 351.213(d)(3) of the Department's regulations, and consistent 
with our practice, we are rescinding this review because TAMSA was the 
only company for which a review was requested and we have determined 
that TAMSA did not have entries of subject merchandise manufactured, 
produced or exported by TAMSA during the POR. See, e.g., 
Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review, 66 FR 45005 (August 27, 2001).
    We are issuing this notice in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(4) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and section 351.213(d) of the 
Department's regulations.

    Dated: July 7, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-11061 Filed 7-12-06; 8:45 am]
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